“Amazing’ 13-year-old scores a save with the best play of his life

Nathan Boyer, a student at West Chandler’s Aprende Middle School, is crazy about baseball. He’s been playing since he was 3. “I love everything about it,” he says with a grin.

Words and pictures: A treasure on paper, even in today’s electronic world

Around the world, social media commands a huge segment of our collective mindset—to the point, in fact, where many seem to feel that words on paper ultimately may be no more. I'm willing to admit that that very expectation someday might become reality.

Scholarship honors memory of popular CdS grad

For most kids, turning 18 is a notable milestone. For Shaye Busse, a 2015 graduate of Corona del Sol High School, it was absolutely unforgettable.

Turf War: Resident/HOA battle sprouts over use of synthetic grass

Bob Wolfe stood in front of his neighbor’s home admiring the yard’s lush green carpet, wishing he could coax the spotty Bermuda on his own property to flourish with the same manicured splendor of a tournament-quality golf fairway.

National concept’s move to Tempe sparks new interest in music

With all the understandable emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, learning, there’s an important facet of education that some worry might be getting overlooked: music.

Insurance exec takes yet another path in her search for ‘something different’

Daughter, wife, mother. Engineer, entrepreneur, artist. Mary Contreras, owner of Tempe-based Contreras State Farm Agency, grew up on a South Dakota ranch, attended college, graduated with degrees in engineering and commercial art.

Weekend art fest draws TV tech-turned metal sculptor

With the weather finally tolerable and the gift-giving season looming large, the Tempe Arts Festival is a jolly way to spend a few hours (and some money).

Race to recruit ‘superheroes’ as advocates for foster kids

With 12,000 children in foster care in Maricopa County alone, the ability to have a positive impact on these young lives might seem to be more in the realm of superheroes rather than mere mortals.

Music, food (don’t forget the beer) on tap for 2016 Oktoberfest gala

Four Peaks Oktoberfest is approaching fast, and it’s time to start planning for the festival fun that runs for three days at Tempe Town Lake starting Friday, Oct. 7.

Tempe not alone in worries about recent spread of short-term rentals

Estates La Colina, it appears, is not the only neighborhood doing battle over the recent infiltration of Airbnb-type lodging.
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